DHAKA, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia Tuesday provided more than half a million vaccine doses to Bangladesh as a gesture of solidarity and support in the latter's fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
In a ceremony in Dhaka, Haznah Md Hashim, high commissioner of Malaysia to Bangladesh, officially handed over the token vaccine doses to Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.
Hashim described the donation of the AstraZeneca vaccines and medical equipment to government of Bangladesh as a testament to the close, warm and cordial relations existing between the two brotherly countries.
The high commissioner also mentioned that government of Malaysia prioritized Bangladesh for donating vaccines even with its limited inventory.
Momen appreciated the kind gesture and support of the Malaysian government.
Highlighting the massive inoculation program undertaken by the government of Bangladesh, Momen mentioned that already more than 100 million of the population had been vaccinated, of which more than 67 million received a single dose while more than 37 million received double doses.